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Maria Gonzalez

Adelante Community Development
Founder & CEO
Commerce City, Colorado

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Maria Gonzalez, Founder & CEO
Adelante Community Development  

With a devoted commitment to make a long-lasting impact in her fight for racial equity and inclusion, Maria has extensive experience in the business, government, and non-profit sectors.
Maria owned and operated Gonzalez Insurance for 13 years, a Colorado insurance brokerage focused on personal and commercial coverages.
Prior to her private sector career, Maria served in the local government for the City of Commerce City and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She is the founder of Adelante Community Development, a non-profit organization that supports Latino families and small business across Colorado as well as a co-founder of the Commerce City Chamber of Commerce. For over 25 years Maria has served on multiple non-profit boards and collaborative coalitions focused on community empowerment, economic development, and social change.
Her leadership experience include: Social Justice, Economic Development, Business Development, Marketing, Community Outreach, and risk insurance. Maria has been appointed by Colorado’s governor twice for the Minority Business Advisory Council (MBAC) for a second four-year term and the Cost Container State Board one term